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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Southeast Indian Ridge

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Southeast Indian Ridge at 19:58 UTC on March 24, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 0 km.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 1975 km (1 227 miles) ENE of Port-aux-Français (population 45), French Southern Territories and 2 123 km (1 319 miles) WSW of Busselton (21 898), Australia.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

Southeast Indian Ridge earthquake March 24, 2018 - Map

Image credit: USGS

Southeast Indian Ridge earthquake March 24, 2018 - Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: USGS



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